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Are you interested in Leadership within Health and Social Care Services?

Sharing your vision for what is possible and motivating people to generate and realise far reaching practical change are hallmarks of success in any organisation. The aim of this Diploma in Leadership is to equip you with skills and knowledge in interpersonal communication, innovation, critical evaluation, informed risk taking and problem solving grounded on ethical principles and evidence based practice. This programme is designed for learners from all disciplines who are emerging leaders within health and social care.

This programme will prepare you to:
• Develop your personal effectiveness and leadership capacity in the context of current structural and professional change in the Irish health and social care services;
• Promote your critical reflective skills on leadership, change and partnership;
• Develop and advance your knowledge and skills in examining evidence underpinning practice;
• Lead informed risk management initiatives in advancing your professional practice.

Entry requirements

• Applicants must be registered as a nurse or health and social care professional and

• Hold a BSc (Hons) in health or social care or equivalent NFQ level 8 qualification.


1 year part-time from September 2017 to May 2018.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Progression Opportunities
On successful completion of the course students will have gained 25 credits at NFQ level 9 that may contribute to the achievement of other academic awards, such as MSc in Nursing at IT Tralee.

Further enquiries

Admissions Office
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Subjects taught

Evidence Based Professional Practice
Ethical Judgement in Professional Leadership
Quality Improvement and Governance in Health & Social Care

Application date

Application Closing Date: 4th August 2017.

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Course fee


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